Tech Policy Press is a nonprofit media and community venture intended to provoke new ideas, debate and discussion at the intersection of technology and democracy. We publish opinion and analysis.
At a time of great challenge to democracies globally, we seek to advance a pro-democracy movement in tech and tech policy.
Our key areas of concern include:
- Concentrations of power: the role and interaction of tech platforms, governments and the media and the future of the public sphere;
- Geopolitics of technology: how nation states approach technology in the pursuit of advantage;
- Technology and the economy: the relationship between markets, business, and labor;
- Racism, bigotry, violence & oppression: how tech exacerbates or solves such challenges;
- Ethics of Technology: how technology should be viewed alongside existing democratic ethos, especially with regard to privacy, surveillance and personal freedoms;
- Election integrity & participation: mechanisms of democracy, problems such as disinformation and how citizens come to consensus.
Tech Policy Press is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in Texas as Protego Press, its earlier iteration. Its initial funding came primarily through contributions from its founders- Justin Hendrix and Bryan Jones- as well as small donations from individuals.
In 2022, Tech Policy Press received a grant from the Omidyar Network for a research project evaluating vulnerabilities in the design, engineering and use of encrypted messaging applications.
In 2022, Tech Policy Press received a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
In 2022, Justin Hendrix was a Democracy Fellow at the Emerson Collective, which supported his effort to advance Tech Policy Press.
All opinions expressed are those of post authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Tech Policy Press, its Board of Directors or members of the Masthead.
Justin Hendrix, Co-Founder, CEO, and Editor
Board of Directors
Bryan Jones, Co-Founder and Chairman